Jan 13 2009

18. Januar ’09: Free Concert in Washington DC

Bruce Springsteen ist am 18. Januar 2009 Teil des “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration” Konzert am Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Wann: 18. Januar 2009, 19.00 Uhr
Wo: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Die offizielle Presseerklärung:

Initial Talent Line-up Released for Lincoln Memorial Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is pleased to announce the producers and initial talent lineup for WE ARE ONE:  THE OBAMA INAUGURAL CELEBRATION AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, the Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential Inaugural, to be presented exclusively by HBO on Sunday, January 18 (7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT).  The event will be free and open to the public, kicking off the most open and accessible Inauguration in history.

The special will be executive produced by George Stevens, Jr. (The Kennedy Center Honors), and produced by Don Mischer (Olympic Ceremonies) who will also direct the special, and Michael Stevens (The American Film Institute Salutes) who is also writing the special, and will be a production of The Stevens Company in association with Don Mischer Productions.

Musical performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder.  Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.  The Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson will give the invocation.  Rob Mathes will be the music director and arranger for the backing band, which will support all of the artists.  Additional performers will be announced as they are confirmed.

“Our intention is to root the event in history, celebrating the moments when our nation has united to face great challenges and prevail,“ observed George Stevens, Jr.  “We will combine historical readings by prominent actors with music from an array of the greatest stars of today.“

“This is a great opportunity to capture an historic event in a very meaningful setting,“ noted Don Mischer.  “We will have the statue of Abraham Lincoln looking down on our stage and a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people lining the mall—a tableau any director would relish.“

“We have found that the great artists are eager to take part and each one is working with us to find music that expresses the optimism and hope that people bring to the Obama inauguration,“ said Michael Stevens.

Televised to the nation, the Opening Celebration will be a declaration of common purpose and new beginnings.  The Sunday afternoon performance will be grounded in history and brought to life with entertainment that relates to the themes that shaped Barack Obama and which will be the hallmarks of his administration.

HBO will televise the event on an open signal, working with all of its distributors to allow Americans across the country with access to cable, telcos or satellite television to join in the Opening Celebration for free.

The 56th Inauguration promises to be the most inclusive in history, and the Opening Celebration is one of a series of inaugural events that reflect that commitment.  On Saturday, the President-elect, Vice President-elect and their families will journey to the nation’s capital via train, holding events that are free and open to the public along the way.  They will be joined by a group of everyday Americans they met along their road to the White House.  On January 19th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President-elect Obama will call on all Americans to make an ongoing commitment to serve their communities and their country.  A new website, USAservice.org, makes it easy for Americans to organize service events or find existing events to participate in.  To date, nearly 5,000 events have been organized across the country.  That evening, Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and their families will host a free “Kids’ Inaugural” concert to honor military families, broadcast live on the Disney Channel and Radio Disney.

This spirit of openness will continue on Inauguration Day, when, for the first time in history, the entire length of the National Mall will be open to the public for the swearing in ceremony.  Local D.C. students have also been given the chance to receive tickets in front of the White House for the Inaugural Parade for themselves and their family members based on the submission of essays answering the question, “How can I contribute to my neighborhood through community service?“

On the evening of Inauguration Day, the first ball that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend will be the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.  The ball will be broadcast live on ABC and over the Internet, bringing together neighborhoods across the country in the spirit of unity and celebration.

The sum of these public events is an Inauguration that allows more Americans than ever before to come together as one nation and one people, united in our resolve to tackle our greatest common challenges and move this country forward together.
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Jan 12 2009

Golden Globe für Bruce Springsteen

Nach dem “Critics Choice Award” hat Bruce Springsteen gestern Nacht auch den Golden Globe für seine Filmmusik zu “The Wrestler” gewonnen. “The Wrestler” wird auf dem neuen Bruce Springsteen Album “Working on a Dream” veröffentlicht.

Bruce Springsteen war in Los Angeles anwesend und hielt folgende Rede:

This is the only time I’m gonna be in competition with Clint Eastwood. Felt pretty good, too!
Anyway, Mickey called me in Ireland and he asked me for some music.He told me a little bit about the character; he said some people invest themselves in their pain, and they turn away from love and the things that strengthen and nurture their lives. He said this was a guy that hadn’t figured that out. So I said, “Well, I know a couple of those guys….” And so, the song.
First and foremost, I’d like to thank Mickey – without the call I wouldn’t have written the song, without his inspiration – thank you, brother, for a beautiful performance, thank you for thinking of me!
I’d like to thank Darren and all the folks involved with the film, for letting me be a small part of their picture – thank you.
Love to my strong and lovely wife Patti; hello to Evan, Jess and Sam at home. Happy birthday, Big Man Clarence Clemons.

Golden Globe – Kategorie 14 – Best Original Song – die Nominierten:

“THE WRESTLER” — The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen

“DOWN TO EARTH” — Wall-E
Music by: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman
Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel

“GRAN TORINO” — Gran Torino
Music by: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
Lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens

“I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” — Bolt
Music & Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele

“ONCE IN A LIFETIME” — Cadillac Records
Music & Lyrics by: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street

PS:
Die Oscar Nominationen in allen Kategorien werden am 22. Januar 2009 bekannt gegeben.  Es wird gemunkelt, dass Bruce ebenfalls vorgeschlagen wurde. Die Oscar-Gala findet einen Monat später in Los Angeles, CA statt.

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Jan 9 2009

Neue Promofotos

Bruce Springsteens Presseagentur “Shorefire Media” hat drei neue Promofotos veröffentlicht.
Die Fotografien liegen in hoher Qualität vor und können für den privaten Gebrauch gespeichert werden.

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Photo Credits: Danny Clinch ( http://www.dannyclinch.com )

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Jan 9 2009

Bruce Springsteen gewinnt “Critics Choice Award”

Gestern Abend wurde im Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA der “14th Critics Choice Award” verliehen (wir berichteten hier). Bruce Springsteen wurde mit seinem Filmsong “The Wrestler” ausgezeichnet.

Alle Nominierten: Kategorie – Best Song:

“THE WRESTLER” – The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen/Bruce Springsteen

“ANOTHER WAY TO DIE” – Quantum of Solace
Music & Lyrics by: Jack White and Alicia Keys

“DOWN TO EARTH” – Wall-E
Music & Lyrics by: – Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman

“I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” – Bolt
Music & Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele

“JAIHO” – Slumdog Millionaire
Music & Lyrics by: A.R. Rahman and Gulzar

Am Sonntag findet ausserdem die “Golden Globe” Verleihung in Los Angeles, CA statt. Bruce ist in der “Kategorie 14 – Best Original Song” ebenfalls nominiert.

“The Wrestler” wird als Bonussong auf dem neuen Bruce Springsteen Studioalbum “Working on a Dream” veröffentlicht.

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Jan 7 2009

Proben zum “Super Bowl”

Bruce Springsteen wird bekanntlich mit der E Street Band am 1. Februar 2009 die “Super Bowl” Halbzeitshow im Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL bestreiten. Gerüchten zufolge, wird der “Boss” spätestens am Freitag, den 23. Januar 2009 mit den Proben im Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ beginnen.

Wer Bruce Springsteen in Tampa, FL live erleben möchte, kann sich als Volunteer bewerben. Mehr Infos findet ihr auf der offiziellen Homepage: http://www.superbowlcast.com.

Aktueller Rolling Stone Artikel zum “Super Bowl”:

When Bruce Springsteen plays the Super Bowl halftime show on February 1st, it will be for the biggest audience of his career: Last year, 148.3 million Americans watched Superbowl XLII, more than the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony and the Academy Awards combined … den ganzen Bericht lesen

Ausserdem sollen zeitnah zur Veröffentlichung des neuen Studioalbums “Working on a Dream” einige Fernsehauftritte folgen.

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